in converting to an early round headlight grille from the more recent
ones here are the steps - it's not quite a bolt-on job. Ethan gave
me a strange look when I told him I was doing this conversion. The
consensus appears to be that the grill I had was considered to be
Personally I really like the older style.
You will need...
grille, headlight surrounds and headlight with complete bucket from
the older vehicle. Also the extra piece which attaches to the hood
to create the "snout". About $35 total from Pullnsave.
1) remove old
grill and headlights
off the 3 lower brackets that mount the normal grille about 1-2
inches away from the lower panel
3) remount the transmission cooler on its own brackets, but BEHIND
the bracket instead of in front. There is still clearance with the
radiator... hopefully no cooling problems created by this move.
4) Attach the new grill at the top with the bolts and make holes
for self-tappers on the lower panel
5) Attach the headlight bucket by the lower outside bolt.
6) The Upper outside bucket bolt hole just about overlaps the frame.
Drill the frame and attach
7) Use a bit of sheet metal ( old license plate worked fine ) to
create a bracket attaching to the bucket by the two inside bolt
holes and then bolt the bracket though the original mounting holes
used by the rectangular headlights.
8) Then the only really visibly destructive step that can't be easily
reversed. Drill two 1/2 inch holes in the hood to accept the "snout"
bar and attach it.
it. I need to move my snout bar up about 1/4 inch but apart from
that I like it.